As I was straighten up a closet in Mimi's hallway, I came across a book entitled, A Family Treasury of Prayers. I thought I would share Henry Alford (1810-1871) prayer.
O Lord, give us more charity, more self denial, more likeness to thee.
Teach us to sacrifice our comforts to others, and our liking for the sake of doing good.
Make us kindly in thought, gentle in word, generous in deed.
Teach us that it is better to give than receive better to forget ourselves than to put ourselves forward, better to minister than to be ministered unto.
And to thee, the God of love, be all glory and praise, now and forever.
THE KITTY JUSTICE IS THAT THE PRAYER APPLIES TO 2009 AND THOSE OF US WHO ARE HERE EVEN THOUGH IT WAS WRITTEN YEARS LONG PAST.